Black Oil Sunflower Seed - Knowledgebase Question

Name: Dan Murphy
Lake Ariel, PA
Question by murphydg
April 13, 1999
My wife and I want to start a small garden. We want to grow Sunflowers to feed the wild birds. They like Black Oil Sunflower Seed the best. Which sunflower plant will produce the Black Oil Seed?


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Answer from NGA
April 13, 1999

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Black Oil Sunflower seeds are generally grown as a commercial crop and seed would be obtained from a farm seed dealer or supplier. In my experience, the birds are more than happy to eat absolutely any kind of sunflower seed -- even before you can harvest it! Since you have a small garden you might enjoy some of the newer multi-branched types, although the traditional large headed sunflowers types are very attractive as well as more productive.

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